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Prop Gallery // Making Our Visions a Reality!

As an all volunteer-run and donation-based organization, we at Get Hitched, Give Hope have a deep appreciation for all of our vendors and sponsors. We are sincerely grateful to Prop Gallery for being incredible supporters for the last three years and transforming our fanciful events from vision to reality. Their immense donations have made our gala into the incredible evening that it is!

This year, Prop Gallery is helping us outfit the Four Seasons for The Black & White Ball by draping every room, wall, and column in floor-to-ceiling fabrics and crystal treatments. With their help, we will be adorning the ceiling with gorgeous hanging crystal chandeliers and sheer white drapes. You’ll also see their work in the standing crystal pillars flanking the stairway and entrance and the stunning crystal wall in our foyer, dripping in shining facets of glass. We can’t wait to put it all into effect this Thursday!

Last year, at Donner Avec Amor, it was Prop Gallery that transformed the Four Seasons into a Parisian atmosphere with soft, romantic draping throughout the space and a custom “Metropolitain” sign over the main stage. They crafted our “train station ticket window” registration area for guests just arriving to feel transported through time and created a Paris park in the foyer with light poles, faux grass, park benches, street signs, and other authentic touches.  They completely staged and draped the “Peep Show” area to create a secret sexy spot for photos with our flapper ladies. Ooh la la! Can you believe the talent?!

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And two years ago, for our Vintage Circus gala, Prop Gallery was the brains behind our vintage circus tent made with floor-to-ceiling drapes in alternating colors, ceiling treatments, and hanging umbrellas… so fanciful and beautiful! Our custom Get Hitched, Give Hope marquee was their work, and the wedding dress models twirled on custom-made circus platforms in front twinkling cafe lights.

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In essence, anything we have ever needed for our imaginative décor, Prop Gallery has generously provided or created for us — an incredibly invaluable part of our event design and ambiance over the last three years! Thank you, Prop Gallery, for being such a big part of Get Hitched, Give Hope. We love you and we look forward to bringing more visions to life through your talent and generosity!

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2014 // Bachelorette Party Beauty Bash + Bridal Hair/Makeup donated by Salon Maison

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Salon Maison is an award winning company that has been specializing in weddings for over 25 years! A Salon Maison consultant will come to you for your exciting personalized beauty session. You can count on the team at Salon Maison to create the perfect look for your wedding day, and to delight you and your bridal party with their relaxing and pampering signature service. Salon Maison includes an unlimited time pre-session appointment where they work with your facial features, the neckline of the dress, and your veil to come up with a look that is very flattering for you. Your exciting pre-session will be at Salon Maison’s beautiful bridal suite in Bellevue, where you will be greeted at with a glass of champagne and an iPad Mini to have fun with during your appointment while they create your perfect look! The bridal suite can host just the bride or the entire bridal party – everything is catered to what you want!
We could not be happier that Salon Maison has joined us once again (4th year in a row!) for the 2014 Get Hitched, Give Hope charity ball!

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When asked why she chose to participate with Get Hitched Give Hope, when there are so many other bridal show options out there, this is what the Salon Maison team had to say:

We are honored to be participating in GHGH for the past 4 years. It is a wonderful concept and benefit for a great cause.

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So what is Salon Maison donating this year!?

A bachelorette party buyout of the Bellevue Style Bar for 9 ladies!
Get gorgeous hair and makeup together while enjoying champagne, fun music, and watching your favorite girly movies. You and your bridal party will have the entire party spot for 3 hours – it is the perfect way to start out the night!
Not only that, but Salon Maison is also donating onsite bridal hair and make-up for your wedding day and your pre-session at our beautiful Bellevue bridal suite (with champagne)!

Donation Value // $2,520.00

Be sure to purchase your tickets to bid on this fantastic offer at the Black and White Ball on 10/23/14!!

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Our Best Swag Bags Yet! What are they, and why get one?

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When you visit our ticket purchase page, you’ll notice that there are various levels of tickets, one of which is “I’m a Giver + SWAG.” This ticket, and the next level up “I’m a Saint” both include admission to The Black & White Ball and a limited edition Get Hitched, Give Hope Swag Bag. What on earth is a swag bag? Well, it’s a canvas tote (BAG) filled with amazingly valuable, unique goodies (SWAG) donated by very generous sponsors. It’s like a gift with purchase, where the purchase is your ticket to the Get Hitched, Give Hope bridal auction and gala ($45) plus an additional donation ($80).

This year our swag bags are so full of swagger that we only created a limited set of 50. You’ll want to snap up a swag bag ticket ASAP or get to the party early and take a chance on snagging one at the door because these babies will go fast. Why? With a total value of over $350 our swag bags are a hot item. What’s inside to canvas tote to tempt you?

Yes, that’s all for real. And it’s all for you, with a little extra love for our charities. Make sure you pick up your bag today before we run out!!

Sneak Peek // Entertainment at The Black & White Ball

In this series of “Sneak Peak” posts, we’ll let you in on what you can look forward to enjoying at this year’s Get Hitched, Give Hope 7th annual bridal auction and gala – The Black & White Ball. From décor, ambiance, and couture to food, drink, and entertainment, we have our generous event sponsors to thank for the finishing touches to this night of fashion, finery, and fun. Get your tickets now and we’ll see you at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle on October 23rd!


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Welcome to The Black & White Ball! You’ve grabbed a beverage and sampled the food, been awash in the elegant ambiance, and now you’re looking for something to do. Well, we have some very cool friends who have generously donated their time and services to keep you entertained while you mix and mingle!

First, gentlemen, make sure your kicks are in order with a complimentary buff from Old Style Shoe Shine. But line up early… they’ll only be shining until 8pm! While you sip your drinks and lean on the bar, listen to the soothing sounds of Jennifer Iovanne, live on the piano in the Sycamore lounge. Then, when you’re feeling fit to grin, step into the 321 Foto photo booth for a printed souvenir or laugh until your sides hurt in the hilarious Slow Motion Booth nearby.

When you need a break from the action, take a load off and sample a set of treatments from the Four Seasons Hotel Spa in the mini spa room. Once you’re refreshed, definitely don’t forget to check out the incomparable wedding planning and style resources provided by our very generous Presenting Sponsors, Seattle Met Bride & Groom Magazine and MyWedding.com.

Finally, find your seat and get ready for the main event. Our emcees for the evening are Brooke and Jubal of Movin’ 92.5. These two comedians will introduce speakers from our featured charities, Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition, then lead us through our fabulous Live Auction. If you’ve never seen a real auctioneer in action, you’re in for a treat. Stokes Auction Group will be facilitating the bidding wars, so wave your bid numbers high and prepare for the fast-paced ride of a lifetime! And our thanks to PSAV for donating all of the AV and production to make the event possible.

When the auction is done and we make our grand tally of donations received, DJ Austin Beaver (after spinning tunes throughout the night) will help us celebrate the evening’s achievements with a DANCE PARTY, making this ball… a real BALL.

Our favorite event photographers from La Vie Photography will capture every last detail and each exciting moment of the evening in memories we will share here, on this very blog, not long after the evening comes to a close. After we’ve said our thanks and tallied up the funds we’ve raised with your help, The Heart Dept. will wrap up the entire soiree into a beautifully packaged 3-minute keepsake video… so watch this space to see if you make a guest appearance.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this series of sneak peeks. We hope we’ll see you at the Black & White Ball in two weeks, so be sure to snag your tickets!


 

Each of these event sponsors has made Get Hitched, Give Hope Seattle’s premier wedding gala and charity by very generously donating their goods and services. We thank them for their hand in creating an evening of glitz and glamor – and for helping us raise funds for Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition, our featured charities!

Sneak Peek // Bites & Beverages at The Black & White Ball

In this series of “Sneak Peak” posts, we’ll let you in on what you can look forward to enjoying at this year’s Get Hitched, Give Hope 7th annual bridal auction and gala – The Black & White Ball. From décor, ambiance, and couture to food, drink, and entertainment, we have our generous event sponsors to thank for the finishing touches to this night of fashion, finery, and fun. Get your tickets now and we’ll see you at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle on October 23rd!


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Images from our 2013 gala by La Vie Photography

Come hungry to the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle for 7th annual Get Hitched, Give Hope bridal auction and gala: The Black & White Ball! Not only is the beautiful Four Seasons ballroom the backbone of our gala, upon which we layer every element of luscious decor, but the Four Seasons Hotel themselves also delivers a spread of sweet and savory snacks so gorgeous it will dazzle your eyes and your taste buds. Each year has been more mouth-watering and eye-popping than the last! This year, expect three rounds of appetizers, a small sampling of which includes Mini Beef Wellington with a Red Win Reduction, Wine Poached Pears with goat cheese and pistachio crust, and Lobster Bisque Shooters. Yum! There will be antipasto stations with sliced meat, cheeses, veggies, bread, and more, and a cooking station with a seasonal soup and stew. Want to snack on comfort food? We’ve got you covered! There’s a potato bar with fries and tots galore, plus super-secret late-nite snacks for those who stay until the end! Thank you, Four Seasons!!

Thirsty? Sidle up to one of our five dazzling white bars for an adult beverage. Beer, wine, bubbly, or cocktail –  whatever your fancy, we’ve got you covered! Choose your favorite from Hilliard’s Beer or have our bartenders pour you a glass of red or white vino from Smasne Cellars. Craving something even more festive? We’ll be mixing two signature cocktails with alcohol supplied by BevMo! – a White Cosmopolitan and a “High Fashioned,” (our play on the Old Fashioned). Ahhh! And all night, champagne will be flowing… grab a flute of Karma Vineyards Brut de Brut at the bar, from a passing tray, or from the skirt of our strolling champagne dress performer from Animate Objects Physical Theater.

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After that, if you need something to sate your sweet tooth, sample one of our many generously donated dessert items! To tease your eyes and tempt your palate, from The Sweet Side, a beautiful multi-tiered display cake and pristine white display pedestals for treats and eats. Try a black & white cupcake from BAKED, an artisan truffle cake from me! me! Babycakes, a white & silver cake pop from Dianne’s Delights, or a salted caramel cheesecake Uber Dip from the Confectional. Gluten free? No problem! Stone Layne Baked Specialties is supplying delicious gluten free sugar cookies. Mmm!

With the glow of a full stomach and drink in-hand, check out the evening’s entertainment… in our next Sneak Peek! Be sure to get your tickets in advance as prices will go up at the door!


Each of these event sponsors has made Get Hitched, Give Hope Seattle’s premier wedding gala and charity by very generously donating their goods and services. We thank them for their hand in creating an evening of glitz and glamor – and for helping us raise funds for Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition, our featured charities!

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